Four Tips for Making the Best of a Holiday Move to Houston

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you're reading this, you might have got a moving company in Houston set up and are moving through the holidays. And unless you are moving "back" to where you call home, this is the toughest possible season to pack up your home and go live in a new town. There is no question this is not how you assumed you would spend your winter vacation or Thanksgiving holiday, yet here you are--ought to make the best of it. Here are four ideas to helping you through a holiday move.

Set Up A Tree. Or 2.

Your home is a wreck with moving supplies anyhow, so why not set up a tree and hang stockings by the hearth and a wreath on the entrance? Should you end up with a live tree, who cares about dropped needles? You're moving soon. Get the children participating in decorating and go all out --leave no branch undecorated. In the event that you haven't shopped up to this point, wrap empty containers with last year's leftover paper and take a lot of pics. Create a playlist of everyone's treasured Christmas tunes and crank it while you deck the halls.

Should you have small children, wrap a few of their gifts and set them beneath the early tree as a surprise. Teens and spouses will certainly appreciate this act too.

Bonus--you'll recognize which bulbs work ahead of when you arrive to your new house.

Hold a Friendsgiving

When your Thanksgiving resembles an anonymous meal at a diner on the interstate, have an early celebration. Friendsgiving is a newer trend where you celebrate along with neighbors and friends, hence how about a farewell meal prior to leaving? Ask a close friend to host for you and put together the dinner together--this is a wonderful possibility to share recipes. Try not to neglect any traditions--play cards, watch a sporting event on TV (there is always on demand, if required) go ice skating, or maybe even go shopping at midnight--there are plenty of 24-hour big box shops to be able to preserve the tradition, and you will be less likely to get trampled.

Once more, there's a bonus--the silver's now polished.

Make Decorating Your New Residence A Top Priority

When you get to your new residence in Houston, do not pass "Go" with the holiday decorating containers and bins--have the moving company folks place them within the living room where you're setting up your tree. Then, go at it--trim the tree, hang the stockings, and light up the night--you could unpack your closets any time. You will have already created the holiday song collection, turn it on and sing along--it provides a excellent changeover from the previous home to the new one.

Start New Traditions to Keep the Magic Alive for Kids

Moving to Houston is difficult for your family, but it might take a toll on children more than grownups. You have had experience with new places, and many kids have not. It's important to maintain as many traditions as possible, but in addition to begin a few new ones. Here are several suggestions to get you going.

· Take advantage of new weather conditions --hike, snowboard, sail, or drive to the seashore. Show your kids some great benefits of their new hometown by incorporating new adventures.

· Via Google, determine the place that the best Santa is, the most impressive light displays, along with other local traditions, are and make a night of it.

· Also, via the internet, locate special activities--live shows, plays, live Nativity scenes, parades, and New Year's Eve happenings. Quite a few towns hold family-friendly events for New Year's, where the ball drops around 9pm and there are lots of fun-filled activities for your kids.

· Accept your inner goofy--if you've always gone right past the blow-up sleighs and reindeer, irrespective of how hard the kids beg, this could be the time to let it go and buy whatever lawn ornaments your youngsters want. If that means light-up reindeer alongside a sleigh as well as the Grinch, get out your air pump and spotlights and give up on Martha Stewart this year. This is a secret--a decade from now you may be heartbroken if those blow-up cartoon characters break.

Handling a holiday move to Houston doesn't have to be the hardest thing ever; focus on your family, the season and the celebrations--it's a sure approach to help you fake it until you make it.


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